30 September 2013

The Word WINGS (Simplified)

Quick question: The word wings in Simplified... Would you use the left -s or the right -s to make it plural? I wrote it both ways and us...

28 September 2013

Most Used Shorthand Words And Phrases (Simplified)

Along with the Simplified Manual, the Dictionary (and a copy of the DJS Manual which I bought by mistake!), I now have the Most Used Shortha...

27 September 2013

Help with transcription

Help with transcription I received a request for the transcription of a small Gregg passage written in a yearbook in 1972. I...

Confusion... but I know it will get better

I am amazed and slightly chagrined.... that brief forms and phrasing are introduced so early.   I'm just starting Chapter II of the Anni...

24 September 2013

DJS - s u g ?

Could somebody explain how the Brief Form for 'suggest' is 's u g' and not 's u j' in DJS (and later?). Thanks.

23 September 2013

Gregg Shorthand Simplified For Colleges

While perusing through my collection of "digitized" shorthand materials I found that somewhere/somehow I acquired a copy of "...

22 September 2013

Just Plain Weird

When I visit my local Barnes & Noble, I always find the one Simplified Manual they have in stock, pull it off the shelf, and browse thro...

20 September 2013

Anniv Functional Method Part One needs a good home :-)

I ordered Functional Method Dictation from a used bookseller at amazon.com and she sent me a copy of Anniversary Functional Method Part One ...

17 September 2013

Pace of learning Anni and a tracing question...

I have settled on a plan of doing 1 chapter completely in the FM Anni book, then doing the corresponding chapters in the following: Fundam...

09 September 2013

My Thoughts After Thirteen Months

To My Shorthand Friends: It's hard to believe it's been 13 months now that I began my journey in the study of Gregg shorthand. Aft...

Gregg Handwriting book - 1931

In my continuing journey through all of the old posts (in reverse order), something which I highly recommend that all newcomers do ..... I...

06 September 2013

Review of Gregg Shorthand Principles - 1942 pdf file

In a post from December 2011 (yes, I'm reading all of the old posts in reverse order) there is a post about a 21 page booklet put out by...

04 September 2013

O.G.A. Membership Test entries under Penmanship Practice - What were they?

Under Learning Aids/ Penmanship, there appear to be monthly O.G.A. Membership Tests that were printed in The Gregg Writer and Today's Se...

03 September 2013

Which Anniversary books are worth looking for?

Having become a bit of a GS Anniversary used book addict :-), I keep looking on eBay and at the used books at Amazon, Abebooks, alibris, etc...

Functional Method - Teacher's Handbook

This book is available on this site as a pdf file.  I printed it out, put it in a 3-ring binder, and I am reading a little bit each night.  ...

01 September 2013

Hold That Note!

This short story by Matt Taylor originally appeared in the November 1934 issue of "The American Magazine." It was written in Ann...

My Typewriter is my Bodyguard

This entertaining selection written in Simplified appeared in the Septermber 1955 issue of Today's Secretary. Attachment: my-typew...

Judge's Charge to the Jury

The following jury charge selection was written in Anniversary Gregg, with the use of numerous reporting shortcuts. It was serialized in t...

Comparative Summary of "R" Forms

This chart summarizes the "R" rules in Anniversary and Pre-Anniversary Gregg, with illustrations of the reverse circle. Attach...

Penmanship Practice - September 2013

Penmanship Practice - September 2013    From the September 1936 issue of The Gregg Writer. Click here for a full view.